I had the same problem. Thought the forum was down?"forums.anandtech.com" shows a blank page in Firefox 63.0.3 for some reason, but other browsers are fine. Nothing stands out as the obvious cause for this.
Same result as if I visit the main site and then click Forums. Main site itself works fine though. Odd.
I had the same thing happen on all browsers at one location, with no extensions installed. I thought AnAndTech was down. Got home and the forums were accessible without issue again.I had the same problem. Thought the forum was down?
What happended? It works now. I had tried ctrl+f5 numerous times in vain. It worked now.
It didn't work with chrome either. Maybe some plugin issue that got fixed? I have the same plugins on both.
I went ahead and made a User Script for this.A couple of observations which lead to a suggestion:
1. There is no easy way to jump to a forum anymore, except from the homepage. The little box-above-three-boxes icon is gone.
2. There is a list of all the forums on the right column, but all it lets you do is post.
So, wouldn't it make sense to add a button there to "Read" or something, to go read a forum?
There used to be a checkbox to disable smileys. I don't see it right now. I also don't see a way in quick reply to go to the advanced reply. Preview just shows a preview below the text box here and doesn't go to a new page like it used to.I would think you could escape smileys, but don't see that as an option. You may just have to put in a space about: performance